Erica Larson, News Editor

Erica Larson, news editor, holds a degree in journalism with an external specialty in equine science from Michigan State University in East Lansing. A Massachusetts native, she grew up in the saddle and has dabbled in a variety of disciplines including foxhunting, saddle seat, and mounted games. Currently, Erica competes in three-day eventing with her OTTB, Dorado.

Articles by Erica Larson

Payson Park Training Center Released from Quarantine

The quarantine was put in place in late February after a horse residing there tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1. Read More

Poll Recap: Feed Frequency

More than 50% of respondents said they feed grain, concentrates, complete feeds, or supplements twice each day. Read More

How to Feed Orphan Foals

Orphan foals require special care from the start, especially when it comes to their nutritional needs. Read More

Managing Castration Complications in the Field

For gelding, postoperative problems can range from mild swelling to devastating intestinal prolapse. Read More

Phase II of NAHMS Equine 2015-16 Study to Begin

The second phase of the study was postponed because of last year's highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak. Read More

EHV-1 Confirmed in Martin County, Florida

The affected horse, which was shipped from Virginia, tested positive for the neurotrophic form of the virus. Read More

Chemung County, New York, EHV-1 Quarantine Lifted

The affected farm completed all quarantine requirements and only the index case showed signs of disease. Read More

Using Hoof Boots to Manage Chronic Laminitis

While hoof boots aren't a permanent solution for chronic laminitis, they can provide customized support and pain relief. Read More

The Challenges of Administering Joint Injections

Medication and diagnostic analgesia are only effective if veterinarians put them in the right place, so accuracy is key. Read More

EHV Confirmed in Chemung County, New York, Horse

The aged Quarter Horse mare tested positive last week and remains under quarantine. Read More

New Mexico EHV-1: Case Count Rises to 70

Meanwhile, two local training centers--Jovi and Lazy S--have been released from quarantine. Read More

Hyperimmune Plasma and R. equi Pneumonia Severity

Giving foals hyperimmune plasma did not prevent infection, but it did reduce the severity of R. equi pneumonia. Read More

Okeechobee County, Florida, Horse Tests Positive for EIA

This is the first Florida EIA case in 2016, the Equine Disease Communication Center reported. Read More

Is Equine Coronavirus Prevalent in Nasal Secretions?

Researchers found low detection rates in nasal secretions from horses with fever and signs of respiratory disease. Read More

New Mexico EHV-1: Case Count Rises to 61

Three horses were released from the isolation barn on Feb. 9 and eight exposed barns have returned to nonexposed status. Read More

EHV-1 Confirmed in California Polo Pony

A 14-year-old polo pony from Riverside County that was euthanized after developing neurologic signs tested positive. Read More

Treating PSD in Sport Horses: Surgery, Shock Wave, or Both?

Recent study results suggest that shock wave can help horses return to function faster than surgery or rest alone. Read More

Sesamoiditis and Suspensory Branch Changes? Keep a Close Eye

Ultrasound and x ray exams can help identify horses potentially at-risk for injury so they can be managed appropriately. Read More

How to Perform CPR on a Newborn Foal

Many foals born with beating heart and pulse, but who fail to breathe, can be revived via CPR. Here's what to remember. Read More

Preemies, Bone Development, and Eventual Racing Performance

Though the overall prognosis isn't great, some foals with incomplete ossification can race if managed properly. Read More

New Mexico EHV-1: Case Count Rises to 44

Most affected horses are from 19 barns at Sunland Park. Two EHV-1-positive horses are at a nearby training center. Read More

Regenerative Medicine Hastens Healing of Stifle Injuries

Horses treated with regenerative therapy healed eight-and-a-half months faster than those undergoing surgery alone. Read More

Top Surgery Studies of 2015

Recaps of studies on colic outcomes, treatments for joint problems, respiratory surgery, and more. Read More

Foot Casts for Treating Equine Lower Limb Injuries

Hoof casts immobilize joints, maintain the hoof-pastern axis, reduce the need for frequent bandage changes, and more. Read More

New Mexico EHV Update: 28 Horses Test Positive

Meanwhile, one horse in Arizona that was euthanized after developing neurologic signs tested positive for the virus. Read More